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Declination - definition(s)


(1) [coordinate systems] In a spherical coordinate system, the angle between the equatorial plane and a line to a point somewhere on the sphere.

(2) [coordinate systems] The arc between the equator and a point on a great circle perpendicular to the equator.

(3) [astronomy] The angular distance between a star or planet and the celestial equator.

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Source: esri, 21 March 2012 08:27:03, External

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